Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday launched the “QR Code Scheme” feature for his Himmat Plus security app. The facility is designed to enhance the safety and security of passengers, especially women, who travel in yellow and black taxis and auto-rickshaws from airports, as well as railways and metro stations in the national capital. .
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, All Special Commissioners of Delhi Police, Mangu Singh, MD of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Divisional Railway Manager SC Jain of Northern Railway and other senior officers of Railway Protection Force attended the launch event.
Several students of Swami Sharadananda College, Zakir Hussain College, Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Mata Sundari College, officials of auto rickshaw and taxi unions and about 1,000 auto rickshaw and taxi drivers were also present on the program.
On the occasion, Baijal distributed QR codes to some auto rickshaws and taxi drivers.
About 3,000 auto-rickshaws and taxis are now associated with the initiative.
Dinesh Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Railways, said about the purpose of the scheme, saying that the purpose of developing this application was to provide quick emergency assistance to the citizens of Delhi.
Gupta said, “Citizens can take advantage of this service by downloading and registering on the app at no cost. Once users complete registration, they can get emergency assistance with just one click,” Gupta he said.
The official said that the advanced Himmat Plus app will definitely empower women and boost their confidence while traveling. The app is available on Android and iOS.
“In QR code functionality, the user opens the Himmat Plus app and scans the QR code from the card, which is placed on the headrest of the driver’s seat,” Gupta said.
“When the user presses the ‘Report Journey’ button, it sends the location to the police head quarters with the unique ID of the driver for the Dare dashboard,” he said.
If the driver is not registered, the user receives an auto-generated message ‘Driver not registered with Delhi Police’. In such an event, the passenger can call the police control room or press the SOS button on the application.
“If the driver is registered with the Delhi Police, the user can start the journey, and every five minutes, the user receives a pop-up notification on the app with messages such as’ Are you safely arriving”? There are options like ‘on’ as well. Gupta said that ‘The Way,’ Reached Safely ‘and’ In Trouble ‘.
If the user presses the ‘In Trouble’ button, the Delhi Police personnel will call the passenger. It also sends an alert message to the user’s emergency contact number.
He added that this added feature in Himmat Plus is to ensure that genuine and verified drivers only take the passenger from the airport and metro stations to their destination to ensure passenger safety, security and last mile connectivity.